Thursday, May 26, 2011

Love alone won't keep you HIV-

via The Bilerico Project, by Anthony Carter

Most of the HIV positive people I know became infected in the course of a relationship.

hiv-test.jpgAfter talking with a good friend from overseas, I was informed of this incredible theory. My brilliant ally and I discussed at length the risks people are willing to take and for what reason.

The mutually agreed upon theory is as follows: people will take greater risks in the context of a relationship because the assumption is that since we now have added love to the mix, we have more than enough information to trust our paramour.

This is in direct contrast to not knowing or trusting a trick, which means we better be on guard for any bit of foolishness (ours and theirs) that might occur.

Personally, I have been willing to take unbelievable and highly stupid risks with people that I was in "love" with. I have had unprotected sex. I have been lied to and yet was willing to engage in sexual activity with the person lying to me.

I could have easily been affected and was not. My initial HIV test was very traumatic.

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